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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 30

Brown struggles to get support for twin tunnels water project More than 800,000 undocumented immigrants issued CA driver’s licenses in last two years New no-cellphone-usage-while-driving law goes into effect Sunday When city retirement pays better than the job Senate leader’s political

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California-style dominance eludes Democrats nationwide

  At a moment of unprecedented dominance in California, Democrats woke up on Election Day to a painfully changed national landscape, raising sharp questions about how poorly their approach to outsized success on the west coast is translating in vast

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 28

Senate leader’s Prop. 63 endorsement is conditional Post-election transportation session in Sacramento? 2012 pension reforms haven’t paid off Pentagon stops demanding payback of enlistment bonuses State government pays women 80 cents on the dollar compared to men Good morning. TGIF.

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Senate leader’s endorsement of Prop. 63 ammo measure lacks backstory

When Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon endorsed Proposition 63 last week, he didn’t mention the endorsement was conditional. This summer, the Los Angeles Democrat ushered through the Legislature a measure that substantially amends in advance the ballot measure’s

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 24

Clinton aides considered moving CA primary Senate leader asked Obama for help with 2015 enviro measure CA National Guard soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses a decade late The problem with Prop. 61 drug-pricing measure New laws target old problem: workers’

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California Senate leader asked for Obama’s help on climate bill in 2015

Knowing that a major climate-change measure was in trouble, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon sought help from the White House in 2015, according to a WikiLeaks email dump on Thursday. A transcript of a voicemail for John Podesta

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Leaked emails show Clinton aides considered moving CA primary election

Prominent Democratic strategists who would eventually get top posts in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign debated the political strategy of moving the date of California’s primary election, according to hacked emails recently released by WikiLeaks.  In December 2014, prior to Clinton announcing

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 30

Brown OKs massive state-run retirement program Bill curbing “policing for profit” becomes law Drones still largely unregulated Definition of party-line votes is changing Gender-neutral bathrooms now the norm Republicans continue to lose Orange County stronghold  Happy Friday! It’s also the

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Gov. Brown OKs state-run retirement plan

Starting around 2018, most workers in California will be automatically enrolled in a private retirement account run by the state. Through a legislative measure, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, most workers in the state who don’t have access to an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 2

De Leon panel-packing scheme died handily Loretta Sanchez tries to attract the Right ACLU: Charter schools breaking the law How a PUC accountability measure fell apart from last-second dealings Democrats in Sacramento’s broad liberal agenda Good morning. TGIF and TG for the

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